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Glass Ornaments

Dated Posted: December 6th, 2013

Written By: Leila

These vintage-y glass ornaments make wonderful hostess gifts, and they’re so lovely you might want to keep some for yourself!  They include: a British phone booth, Big Ben, beefeater, Eiffel Tower, robot, igloo, glittery owl, goldfish, pink poodle and more!  They always sell quickly, so come in soon for the best selection!







Dated Posted: July 4th, 2013

Written By: Leila

A new shipment of huge carved doors, wrought iron, shutters, and all sorts of beautiful pieces has arrived.  It’s a great time to stop in for a visit, or go to our gallery page for a sampling of our latest additions!

Pictures – lots and LOTS of pictures!

Dated Posted: February 7th, 2012

Written By: Leila

Hey everyone, so I just wanted to let you know about something exciting we’ve been working on over here. Brace yourselves…

We’re putting inventory pictures online.

Now, if you’ve visited our store you know that that’s almost impossible because of how much stuff we have, which is exactly why we’ve scoffed at the idea for so many years and why, now that we’ve started this undertaking, it’s taking longer than even we imagined.

But we’ve made huge strides and it’s nearly done (since it’s not complete, do call us if you’re looking for something specific that you don’t see). For now, the collection is on Flickr, but soon it will be seamlessly incorporated into our website. Dreamy, I know. Over time we’ll be fleshing it out with measurements and prices to make it even more useful to you.

So, without further ado, we invite you to peruse the collection…enjoy!


Warm Brass

Dated Posted: January 17th, 2012

Written By: Leila

After years of cool nickel, chrome, and stainless steel, brass is making a big comeback, even in kitchens and bathrooms. It’s not the super-shiny yellow lacquered brass that went out years ago, but a warmer, golden, weathered brass. The very best patinas take time to develop – start with raw brass and let it do its thing – but if you’re in a rush, we have a few shortcuts that look almost as good at the real thing.

DS Advent Calendar, Day 23: The gift that always fits.

Dated Posted: December 23rd, 2011

Written By: Leila

Welcome to the final day of the DS Advent Calendar. I left this ’til last, but maybe it should have been first? Here’s the easiest gift for any house on your list: the gift certificate. The measurements and style are juuuust right.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for another great year, and hope you all have a marvelous holiday. Next year is an exciting one: we have so much big news to announce, I can hardly wait. In the meantime, may your next couple of weeks be filled with peace and warmth – we look forward to seeing you soon!

Missed the rest of our advent calendar? Click here for the full DS Advent Calendar.